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About SarabauiteHide

Carmine red
Crystal System:
From Sarabau mine, type locality
Visually similar to realgar.

Classification of SarabauiteHide

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2 : SULFIDES and SULFOSALTS (sulfides, selenides, tellurides; arsenides, antimonides, bismuthides; sulfarsenites, sulfantimonites, sulfbismuthites, etc.)
M : Oxysulfosalts
A : Oxysulfosalts of Alkalies and Alkali Earths
Dana 7th ed.:

13 : Oxysulfides

4 : Oxysulphides

Physical Properties of SarabauiteHide

Carmine red

Chemical Properties of SarabauiteHide

IMA Formula:
Sb4S6 · CaSb6O10

Crystallography of SarabauiteHide

Crystal System:
Class (H-M):
2/m - Prismatic
Space Group:
Cell Parameters:
a = 25.37 Å, b = 5.65 Å, c = 16.87 Å
β = 117.58°
a:b:c = 4.49 : 1 : 2.986
Unit Cell V:
2,143.37 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Crystal StructureHide

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0009650SarabauiteNakai I, Nagashima K, Koto K, Morimoto N (1978) Crystal structure of oxide-chalcogenide. I.The crystal stucture of sarabauite CaSb10O10S6 Acta Crystallographica B34 3569-35721978Sarabau mine, Sarawak, Malaysia0293
0012196SarabauiteNakai I, Koto K, Nagashima K, Morimoto N (1977) The crystal structure of sarabauite CaSb10O10S6, a new oxide sulfide mineral Chemistry Letters 1977 275-2761977Sarabau mine, Sarawak, Malaysia0293
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Type Occurrence of SarabauiteHide

Synonyms of SarabauiteHide

Other Language Names for SarabauiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
7 photos of Sarabauite associated with StibniteSb2S3
5 photos of Sarabauite associated with Wollastonite-2MCaSiO3
3 photos of Sarabauite associated with CalciteCaCO3
3 photos of Sarabauite associated with Wakabayashilite[(As,Sb)6S9][As4S5]
2 photos of Sarabauite associated with WollastoniteCaSiO3
1 photo of Sarabauite associated with SenarmontiteSb2O3

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

2.MA.05Cetineite(K,Na)6Sb3+12(Sb3+S3)2O18(OH)0.5 · 5,5H2OHex. 6 : P63
2.MA.05Ottensite(Na,K)3Sb3+6(Sb3+S3)O9 · 3H2OHex. 6 : P63

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

4.1BazhenoviteCa8S2(S3)(S2O3)(OH)12 · 20H2OMon. 2/m : P21/b
4.2KermesiteSb2S2OTric. 1 : P1
4.4SchöllhorniteNa0.3CrS2 · H2OTrig.
4.5Yushkinite(Mg,Al)V4+S2(OH)2Trig. 3m (3 2/m) : P3m1
4.10ApuaniteFe2+Fe3+4Sb3+4O12STet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mbc

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for SarabauiteHide

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Nakai, I., Koto, K., Nagashima, K., Morimoto, N. (1977): The crystal structure of sarabauite CaSb10O10S6, a new oxide sulfide mineral. Chemistry Letters 1977, 275-276.
Nakai, I., Adachi, H., Matsubara, S., Kato, A., Masutomi, K., Fujiwara, T., Nagashima, K. (1978): Sarabauite, a new oxide sulfide mineral from the Sarabau mine, Sarawak, Malaysia. American Mineralogist 63, 715-719.
Nakai, I., Nagashima, K., Koto, K., Morimoto, N. (1978): Crystal structure of oxide-chalcogenide. I. The crystal stucture of sarabauite CaSb10O10S6. Acta Crystallographica B34, 3569-3572.

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Localities for SarabauiteHide

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Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Sarawak
    • Kuching Division
Percival, T. J., Radtke, A. S., & Bagby, W. C. (1990). Relationships among carbonate-replacement gold deposits, gold Skarns, and intrusive rocks, Bau Mining District, Sarawak, Malaysia. Mining Geology, 40(219), 1-16.
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Chem.Lett.,Japan (1977) 275-276; Amer.Min.(1978) 63, 715-719; DILL, H.G. and HORN, E.E. (1996) The origin of a hypogene sarabauite-calcite mineralization at the Lucky Hill Au-Sb mine Sarawak, Malaysia.- Journal of Southeast Asian Earth Sciences, 14: 29-35; Breward, N., & Williams, M. (1994). Preliminary Apparaisal of the Environmental Geochemistry of the Bau Mining Area, Sarawak, Malaysia. British Geological Survey.; Percival, T. J., Radtke, A. S., & Bagby, W. C. (1990). Relationships among carbonate-replacement gold deposits, gold Skarns, and intrusive rocks, Bau Mining District, Sarawak, Malaysia. Mining Geology, 40(219), 1-16.
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